Suspect sought in attempted robbery in Salmo

RCMP are trying to find a man who tried to hold up a corner store in Salmo on Friday with what appeared to be a handgun.

Someone tried to rob Piper's Store in Salmo on Friday. The suspect remains at large.

Someone tried to rob Piper's Store in Salmo on Friday. The suspect remains at large.

RCMP are trying to find a man who tried to hold up a corner store in Salmo on Friday with what appeared to be a handgun.

On Friday at about 6:45 p.m, a man carrying what appeared to be a black handgun entered Piper’s General Store at 701 Glendale Ave. and pointed it at an employee, telling her to hand over cash after he placed a bag on the counter.

However, he left without taking any money. No shots were fired, and no one was injured.

Police arrived within a few minutes and tried to use a dog to track the suspect, unsuccessfully.

The suspect was wearing a dark navy coloured zip-up hoody with white pinstripes down the sleeves. His head was covered by the hood and a full face mask.

The suspect remains at large. RCMP ask anyone with information to contact them at 250-357-2212 or phone Crime Stoppers.

Police have declined to release any more information about the incident.